Lotta Bull BBQ Goes to Austin

Hi guys, just letting you know that we are headed to Austin Tx to do a Lotta Bull U Technique Cooking Class to be held at the Barbeque Mercantile at 5003 Burnet Road.

This is a one-day class held on Saturday February 9th. We will start promptly at 8:00 am and will continue all day. This will be just like all the others we do, only in a one day format. The class will be just like all the others we do, no stone left un turned. We give you everything we do from the time we arrive at a contest, from meat selection, prep, cooking and finally presentation to the judges. We give you everything we do…..except the recipes!!

If you are looking to up your game or looking for that edge to help you break into KCBS contests, or jsut want to cook a little bbq, this is the class for you. This is our fisrt time teaching in Texas and probably will be the the only one this year. To sign up, just click on the link on the home page here on our website. Look forward to seeing you there!!

Home Made in America

It’s been a busy couple of months. We had Sunny Anderson with Food Network come to the house to film an episode of her new show Home Made in America. It will be airing on Food Network on Saturday, November 10th, at 8:30 am Central Time. Be sure and try to catch this episode.

Sunny was a hoot to work with as was all of her crew. They showed up on Thursday, September 13th and spent the day filming. We served the crew some BBQ, imagine that LOL, and Andes Mint Chocolate Cheesecake. They left full and ready to come to Ponca City to shoot the rest of the show.

We received a text from our daughter, Mikee, late that evening wanting to know if we could talk. Well we called, and sure enough she was in labor. So we headed to the hospital and on Friday, September 14th, we welcomed our last grandchild and only granddaughter Audrey Davis Miller into the world at 6:00 that evening. We celebrated for a bit, and then headed back to the house to grab what we needed and jumped into the RV to head to Ponca City. We arrived a little after 1:00 on Saturday morning.

Sunny and crew showed up Saturday morning about 9:00 and continued to shoot more for the episode. It was a lot of fun, and we hope everyone enjoys it. We are finishing up our year, hopefully with a bang. We are currently in Harrison, AR and then are off until Demopolis, AL. We haven’t had our best year, but it wasn’t our worst either.

We are doing our Lotta Bull “U” class in Flint, MI on the weekend of November 9-10. Registration is open until November 8th at 6 PM. Go to the website of www.glbbqa.com to register. Hope to have good news to share for our upcoming 2013 Tour. Keep watching for some exciting news.

Jackson Wins his first Grand Championship

Jackson has had an awesome summer. His first cook-off in Chandler he won 3rd place. We went and picked up all 3 grandsons again to go with us to Norman, OK. Jackson entered his 2nd cook-off and won not only his age division, but he was the GC for all 3 age divisions. He was really excited to get GC along with a cool looking trophy and money to add to his savings account. Pappaw didn’t do as well, but he did get 2nd Chicken and 6th overall. Our goal when we take the boys is to survive. We did. But the best news of all this summer was Jackson accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior while he was at Church camp. AWESOME!!! This was the best news we’ve had in a long time. Congrats to Jackson on being Saved, and on winning his first GC.

Catching UP

Wow it’s been a whirlwind summer already. Problems with our website have kept us from getting to post what’s been going on. After Sevierville, TN we headed home and took a flight to CT to do an All-Star BBQ Event at the Mohigan Sun Casino. Talk about rocking. We were picked up at the airport in a stretch limo and taken to the Casino. It was first-class all weekend. The event went great, and we had a blast. We’re looking forward to doing the event in the coming years. Once we landed back in TX, we had to get back to reality. We headed over to Wynne, AR where we were Reserve Grand Champion with two 180’s. Awesome. Headed back to OK, got the grandsons for a week and took them with us to Chandler, OK where we were Grand Champion. Our oldest grandson, Jackson, competed in the Kids Q and ended up 3rd Overall. Not bad for his first cook-off. Headed on over to Okemah, OK where we finished 3rd overall. Not too bad a run. We loaded up and headed to New Mexico for a couple of weeks. Really glad we left the girls, Aggie and Gabbie, at our daughters. Our first stop was in Artesia. If you like dirt, rock and stickers this is the place for you. Not a great weekend. We ended up 11th overall, but at least David with Butcher’s BBQ out of OK got Reserve Grand. If we can’t do it, it’s great to see one of our friends do well. We pulled out as soon as awards was over looking to get away from the dirt. Luckily the RV park we stayed in was all rock, and actually had a few strips of green grass. We hung out until the next weekend where we headed over to Rio Rancho. Great location and Art always does a great job. We fared a lot better over at Rio. David with Butcher’s BBQ ended up Grand Champion and we ended up Reserve Grand Champion. We both won extra money with Butcher as GC and us as RGC in their Governor’s Cup. It was the highest scoring teams that competed at both Artesia and Rio Rancho. It’s hard to believe that we ended up 2nd with such a poor showing in Artesia. Oklahoma boys did well. Scott with Little Pig Town drove over for the Rio Rancho contest and ended up 6th as well. Headed home to pick up the girls and kick back for a few days.

Sevierville, TN and Evans, GA

It’s been a long 3 weeks. Mike became ill at Brandon, MS and was still sick the weekend of Sevierville, TN. We ended up 15th overall at Sevierville getting a 6th place call in Chicken and 4th in Pork. Mike wasn’t able to make it through all the turn-ins, so I was left to do what I could. Not too bad a finish considering Mike was so sick. Finally got him to Urgent Care Center in Sevierville on Sunday morning, and he was given a shot and some prescriptions. By Monday morning he said he felt 200 percent better. Good thing because we had to be in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday afternoon to cater for a close friend. We made it there, and had a great time, and then headed back to Sevierville to hang out until heading to Evans on Thursday evening. We finally pulled in on Friday morning, and kicked back and enjoyed the rest of the weekend. We only recieved one call and that was 4th place Rib. We ended up 8th overall out of 56 teams. Nice event, but we were ready to get home. We left as soon as awards were over and made it over in AL a ways before calling it a day. Spent Sunday on the road all day. Finally arriving home Sunday night late. We are gearing up to fly out to the Mohegan Sun Casino on Thursday to spend the weekend being a part of an All-Star BBQ event. Mike will be doing some demo’s and will be a part of a Celebrity Cook-off on Sunday afternoon. Until next week………

Brandon, MS

It’s been a long wet weekend. Beautiful place for a cook-off and the Exchange Club did a great job. There were 29 teams in all. We ended up 4th overall with a 10th chicken, 4th rib, 8th pork and 6th brisket. Great cookoff to put on your calendar next year. Thanks to our sponsors, Strube Ranch, Yoder Smokers, Butcher’s BBQ, Kosmo’s Q, Texas Pepper Jelly, and Springer Mountain Farms. We couldn’t do this without you. We are headed to Sevierville, TN next weekend, and have hopes of a better finish.